Chicken

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English

Noun

Chicken (countable and uncountable; plural Chickens)
  1. (countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young
  2. (uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
  3. (countable, slang) A coward.
  4. (countable, gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Cf. chickenhawk
  5. (countable, slang) A young or inexperienced person.
  6. A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the loser.
  7. The game of dare.

Adjective

Chicken (comparative more Chicken, superlative most Chicken)

  1. cowardly

Verb

Chicken (third-person singular simple present Chickens, present participle Chickening, simple past and past participle Chickened)

  1. (intransitive) To avoid as a result of fear.
  2. (intransitive) To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.

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See also

egg; poultry